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PLAYER PROFILE: Shakeem Adams




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    Shak Adams
    Personal information
    Full name Shakeem Adams
    Date of birth (1998-09-07) September 7, 1998 (age 24)
    Place of birth Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
    Position(s) Winger, Forward
    Club information
    Current team
    North Carolina FC
    Youth career
    Tennessee SC
    College career
    Years Team Apps (Gls)
    2016–2019 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 71 (23)
    Senior career*
    Years Team Apps (Gls)
    2017 Nashville SC U23 14 (4)
    2019 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 11 (1)
    2020–2021 FC Tucson 38 (12)
    2022 Charleston Battery 9 (0)
    2022North Carolina FC (loan) 13 (2)
    2023– North Carolina FC 0 (0)
    *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 16, 2022

    Shakeem "Shak" Adams (born September 7, 1998) is an American soccer player who currently plays for USL League One side North Carolina FC.

    Playing career

    Youth, college and amateur

    Shak played youth soccer at Tennessee Soccer Club,[1] before playing college soccer at Florida Gulf Coast University from 2016 to 2019. During his time with the Eagles, Adams made 71 appearances, scoring 23 goals and tallying 16 assists.[2]

    Whilst at college, Adams played in the USL League Two with Nashville SC U23 in 2017[3] and Seattle Sounders FC U-23 in 2019.[4]

    MLS SuperDraft

    On January 13, 2020, Adams was selected 54th overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by Nashville SC.[5] However, he was released by the club in late February.[6]

    FC Tucson

    On February 27, 2020, Adams signed with USL League One side FC Tucson.[7] He made his professional debut on July 25, 2020, appearing as a 70th-minute substitute in a 2-1 win over Fort Lauderdale CF.[8]

    Charleston Battery

    On January 20, 2022, Adams made the move to USL Championship side Charleston Battery.[9] Following the 2022 season, Adams was released by Charleston.[10]

    North Carolina FC (loan)

    On July 8, 2022, Adams was loaned to USL League One club North Carolina FC for the remainder of the 2022 season.[11] Adams made his debut for North Carolina on July 9, 2022, during a 1-1 draw with Union Omaha.[12]

    North Carolina FC

    On December 16, 2022, it was announced Adams would join North Carolina FC on a permanent basis for the 2023 season.[13]

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